Re: Question about Coconara
All coconut coals will go black on the bottom while you smoke. Its not an issue.
I use CH Nats myself.
Put them on the stove for about 5-7 minutes until the ash has crawled over the top, I usually blow over them just to get the top fully lit.
Put them on your bowl, smoke for maybe 20-25 minutes, then ash them and flip them over. Then smoke until they're gone.